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Money managers under the microscope

Shorting Kazakhmys

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Interesting to see increased short interest in Kazakhmys.

RTR28LU5This week we highlighted Cazenove hedge fund manager Tim Russell’s caution about the miner’s valuation and the consistency of its earnings.

According to Data Explorers, the short base has been rising steadily over the past three months to 0.9 pct from 0.1 pct.

Cazenove’s Russell eyes market turning point

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Cazenove’s Tim Russell, one of the UK’s best-regarded fund managers, reckons cyclical stocks — the winners in 2009 – look expensive while defensives look cheap and says he may increase his bets.

RTR1WR9UHe gives the examples of Kazakhmys and GlaxoSmithKline, which are both on roughly 10 times earnings. Whereas Glaxo has tended to report results ahead of forecasts in recent years, Kazakhmys has tended to disappoint, he says.

It happens to the best of us…

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Even the best hedge fund managers can sometimes get things wrong when markets are so volatile.

In his latest letter to investors star manager Tim Russell, the head of pan-European equities at Cazenove who made 9.4 percent last year in one of the toughest equity markets in living memory, reported a 4% loss in February.

Light at the end of the tunnel?

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rtxb5afThere’s no shortage of bad news in the financial world at the moment.

But one top hedge fund manager believes that equities could soon be heading for a very sharp rally.

Cazenove’s Neil Pegrum — whose fund made 9.4 percent last year while markets were plummeting — believes UK equities could soon be enjoying a “March 2003″ rally.

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